When two sets of owners of the same painting are brutally murdered, Sam and Dean investigate with the help of an auction house owner's daughter, all while Dean shamelessly tries to pair her with his little brother.


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Episode cast overview:
Melanie Merchant (as Jodelle Micha Ferland)
Keith Martin Gordey ...
Daniel Blake
Isaiah Merchant
Ann Telesca
Mark Telesca
Josh D. Clark ...
Sarah Mutch ...
Barbara Frosch ...


A young couple is murdered in their home shortly after buying an antique painting of a family portrait circa 1910. Upon reviewing the painting's provenance, Sam and Dean learn that everyone who has ever bought the painting has been murdered and race to discover how the portrait is causing the deaths before it can claim its next victim. Written by Anonymous

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13 April 2006 (USA)  »

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One of the cars featured at the auction house has the registration "The Krip". Eric Kripke is the creator of the show. See more »


When Sam, Dean, and Sarah Blake examine the cursed painting after the second murder, Dean notices the razor has moved and says "Jared, check it out" - using actor Jared Padalecki's real name instead of his character's name. See more »


Sarah Blake: Look, I'm a big girl, Sam. And it's not your job to make decisions for me. There's always a chance of getting hurt...
Sam Winchester: I'm not talking about a broken heart and a tub of Haagen-Dazs. I'm talkin' about life and death.
Sarah Blake: And tomorrow I could get hit by a bus, that's what life is! Look, I know losing somebody you love, it's terrible. You shut yourself off, believe me, I know. But when you shut out pain, you shut out everything else, too.
Sam Winchester: Sarah, you don't understand, the pain that I went through... I ...
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References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »


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Written by Steve Carlson and Darren Sher
Performed by Steve Carlson Band & Darren Sher
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Creepy Painting
25 December 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dean and Sam read on the newspaper about a young couple slashed in New York and they decide to investigate. They disclose that the victims have just bought an antique painting of 1910 in a beneficent auction and when they check its provenance, they find that three other families that owned the painting had been killed in the past. Further, the head of the family had murdered his wife, sons and stepdaughter with a razor blade. When the painting is sold to a local and she is also murdered, Sam and Dean with the support of the daughter of the auctioneer, Sarah Blake, disclose the truth about the killer.

"Provenance" is another great episode of Supernatural. The creepy and gore story finally shows a romance of Sam with a girl, and the killer is really scary. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Procedência" ("Provenance")

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